The owner account appears to be the one who uploaded the file. In other words, if a folder is shared by someone else, giving you read/write access to the folder, but you upload a 2GB file to it, then the 2GB file is owned by you and goes against your storage limit; not the storage limit of the folder owner.
I was just able to do this, successfully it seems.
Right click the folder to change share options. First, I changed the ownership of the file to someone else on the share, someone who previously was an editor. I saved that change, and that made me into an editor.
Next I edited the share options again and removed myself completely.
I did not have to ...
After a few harrowing minutes, I managed to solve this problem. I'll preserve the thread in case anyone else screws themselves in such a manner.
Using the drive which created the file, click on the information icon in the upper right.
Under the "activity" tab, you should see a list of actions with the accompanying files.
Click the files/folders to open.
I had the very same problem. This worked for me:
I am admin of groups A and B of google accounts. Groups have some privileges on some folders. I add Bob to group B. Bob gains all privileges that group B has.
Bob logs in Drive. He must search for the most rooted folder that group B has some privilege on. To do the search, search bar at top is used, the ...
I just spent an hour with Google support on this issue. Their solution: once you have added your new user(s), conduct a search from your group email address. Select all item then un-assign the group after the group has be removed then re-assign the group back to the selected item.
Wish I had better news. As it stand for our business, we are having to re-...
The ownership of files only could be transferred for Google own file formats. The ownership of files on other formats like images, videos, PDF, etc. can't be transferred. The alternative is that another user make a copy of those files and share them with the other users.
If your files are on Google file formats, first you have to share those files with an ...
You can find the location of a item in the Quota screen by clicking on it, then looking at the bottom of the screen to see the folder path, or alternatively by opening the info panel on the right-hand side, then looking at the folder where it says "Location". (See the orange circles in the screenshot below.)
If these are empty, you have an 'orphaned' file, ...
I'm looking for a way to mark which files I have viewed/read and the ones I haven't.
marking the most important files for future reference would be very useful.
There is no function to mark files.
You can though create a new folder in your drive and create a shortcut in it by right-clicking the files you have viewed/read.
If a folder editor removes files from the folder, if those files doesn't belong to any other folder they become "orphan" files. See How to view orphans in Google Drive
Also the folder activity panel should include a link to the removed files.
The way to restore the files is by adding the files again to the corresponding folder either by using the Google ...
Unfortunately, no. This should be resolved by generating a view-only link and then adding your people in the list where you assign them with edit access (not necessarily for all of them). In order to speed up things, you could create a proxy account with edit access and send login credentials to your chosen people.
We could share files and folders with Google accounts and Google Groups, there is no way to "share a file with a folder" but you could move files owned by you. If the files are owned by other people from the same Organization they should move them.
If the files are owned by people from a third-party organization, AFAIK it's not possible to transfer the ...
As a matter of fact, it is possible to move files within a shared directory. To do so, you first need to add the file to "My Drive". Then you can freely move the files within the shared directories.
This is discussed here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/drive/7Oyu_MFJoOc/-X_TZwNzCQAJ
Only owner can delete, move or rename the file. If you want to accomplish either of the aforementioned functions, please request the company to transfer folder/file ownership to you.
A person with edit access can only edit the contents of the file.
The Shared with Me folder is only for files that other people have shared with you. You do not control what is put in it: other people so, when they share files with you.
Tell us why you are trying to put a copy of the file into that location, and we might be able to make suggestions about how to achieve the underlying goal.
Go to "Add an editor" listed as an icon or link at the top of the page of your Google Drive. Click on "Advanced Options" on the following page. Once there, you can change authority to Edit, View Only, or Remove.